Volume 21, Number 4
War on Housing
Outside the (Ballot) Box
Aurora Levins morales
A Woman President
Immigration Reform Now
César cuauhtémoc garcía Hernández
Review: Challenging Authority
Review: Subcommander Marcos
Iraq's "Good News"
Recession Pt. 2
NYT & Trade
U.S. & Kenya
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Table of Contents - April 2008
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Activists Target War on Housing by Andrew Mindszenthy
A government that fights against its own people cannot claim to wage war to promote democracy. Yet this is the case in Canada where the government violates the basic right to housing while... More / Printer Friendly Version
Social Movements Between Woodstock and the Web by Zoltan Grossman
In the coming year, we will see a deluge of observances of the 40th anniversary of 1968. TV specials, T-shirts, conferences, websites, and reunions will mark this defining moment in U.S. h... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cartoonerama by Jen Sorensen
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Thinking Ouside the (Ballot) Box by Aurora Levins morales
Over the last weeks, I’ve been getting emails from every direction (particularly from my progressive friends) telling me why we should all get behind either Clinton or Obama. First le... More / Printer Friendly Version
Serving the Dominant Elites by Lydia Sargent
In January 2008 I interviewed Michael Albert, author and co- founder/staff member of Z, for a video series on the presidential elections and how a left candidate might present an alternative ... More / Printer Friendly Version
We'd Like a Woman President But... by Lydia Sargent
My radical women friends have no illusions. They don’t think this presidential race is about a choice between radicals who will work to replace capitalism with participatory economics and ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Executive Signing Statements by Anthony Dimaggio
In a refreshing investigative series in the Boston Globe from 2006, journalist Charlie Savage dropped a bombshell on the Bush administration. Reporting on Bush's use of "signing state... More / Printer Friendly Version
Immigration Reform Now, Piece By Piece by César cuauhtémoc garcía Hernández
In the world of political campaigns, absurdity never hits bottom. The only companion to that bottomless absurdity, it seems, is the collective forgetfulness that allows the absurd to be repea... More / Printer Friendly Version
Review: Challenging Authority by Edgey Wildchild
Frances Fox Piven's book Challenging Authority is about how social movements are the pivotal force of social, economic, and political change in the U.S. By rising up in defiance of mundane rules th... More / Printer Friendly Version
Review: Subcommander Marcos by Robert Ovetz
The Zapatistas are widely credited with launching the anti-globalization movement on New Year's day 1994, the first day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect. What... More / Printer Friendly Version
"Good News," Iraq & Beyond, Part 1 by Noam Chomsky
Not long ago, it was taken for granted that the Iraq war would be the central issue in the presidential campaign, as it was in the mid-term election of 2006. But it has virtually disappeare... More / Printer Friendly Version
Safari Journalism by Edward Herman
The human capacity for compartmentalization of thought and suppression of inconvenient facts always continues to break new ground in service to evolving political demands. After 9/11, the l... More / Printer Friendly Version
Indonesia After Shuarto by Andre Vltchek
In his brilliant and hilarious short story "Winding Road To Heaven," Tongan writer Epeli Hau'ofa unwittingly described Indonesia: "And not so long ago, when five very, very i... More / Printer Friendly Version
From Financial Crisis to Recession, Part II by Jack Rasmus
Part I of this series appeared here in the March issue of Z Magazine In testimony before the U.S. Congress House Financial Services Committee at the close of February 2008, U.S... More / Printer Friendly Version
Free Trade Fundumentalism by Roger Bybee
When New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman titled his most recent book The Earth Is Flat, the title rang with an unintended irony. In the very same way that pre-Columbus clergy doggedly ... More / Printer Friendly Version
U.S. Foreign Policy and Kenya by Anne Holmes
Z MAGAZINE ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE Before Kofi Annan enters the history books with merits on a job well done in Kenya, before you buy into the propaganda of American goodwill in this story, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Understanding the Washington-Tehran Deals by Tom Odonnell
Z MAGAZINE ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE Last fall the Bush administration was reportedly planning to bomb thousands of sites in Iran. Then, in December, Washington began granting Iran a number of... More / Printer Friendly Version
Zaps - April 2008 by Various submissions
Events ABORTION RIGHTS - The 22nd Annual "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom" conference takes place April 4-6, 2008 a... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z Magazine Archive
HUMAN RIGHTS - The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA.
Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312; email@example.com; http:// www.ushrnetwork.org/.
AFRICAN/SOCIALIST - The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727- 821-6620; info@aps puhuru.org; http://asiuhuru.org/.
SCHOOLS - The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will host a workshop on the DSC “Model Code on Education and Dignity: Presenting A Human Rights Framework for Schools” at the Mid-Hudson Region NY State Leadership Summit on School Justice Partnerships, December 11 in White Plains, NY.
Contact: http://www.dignityin schools.org/.
ANARCHIST/BOOKFAIR - The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair will be held December 14, in Eureka, CA.
Contact: humboldtgrassroots @riseup.net; http://humbold tanarchist bookfair.wordpress. com/.
CLIMATE - The World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities is hosting a follow-up event to the 2012 Rio de Janeiro symposium. The gathering will be held in Qatar on January 28-30, 2014.
Contact: http://environment.tufts. edu/.
LABOR - The United Association for Labor Education (UALE) will host Organizing for Power: A New Labor Movement for the New Working Class in Los Angeles, March 26-29. Proposals are due December 15.
Contact: LAWCHA, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), Box 90719, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0719;lawcha @duke. edu; http://lawcha.org/.
MEDIA FELLOWSHIP - The Media Mobilizing Project is seeking applicants for the first annual Movement Media Fellowship Program. The Fellow will work with MMP to produce the spring season of Media Mobilizing Project TV. MMPTV is a news and talk show that tells the stories of local communities organizing to win human rights and build a movement to end poverty.
Contact: 4233 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-821- 9632; milena@media mobilizing.org; http://www.media mobilizing.org/.
RACE - The 7th Facing Race: A National Conference will be held in Dallas, TX November 13-15, 2014. Organizers, educators, artists, funders and everyone interested in racial equity is invited to exchange best practices and learn about innovative models and successful organizing initiatives. Proposals must be submitted by January 24, 2014.
Contact: Race Forward, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004; 212-513-7925; media @raceforward.org; http://race forward.org/.
VETERANS - They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars - The Untold Story, by Ann Jones, is about the journey of veterans from the moment of being wounded in rural Afghanistan to their return home.
Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.
LIBYA - Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution, by Francis A. Boyle, is a history and critique of American foreign policy from Reagan to Obama.
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www. claritypress.com/.
CHILDREN - Fannie and Freddie by Becky Z. Dernbach is about two bumbling villains who gamble away the savings of the people of Homeville.
Contact: fannieandfreddiebook @gmail.com; http://fannieand freddie.org/.
PROTEST/COMIC - Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among English Speaking Peoples, by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson is a graphic narrative that explains how people have fought against oppression.
Contact: Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-226-8760; info@ sevenstories.com; http://www. sevenstories.com.
CHILDREN - Brave Girl by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet is the true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.
Contact: http://www.harpercollins childrens.com/Kids/.
FESTIVAL - The 2014 Queer Women of Color Film Festival will be held June 13-15 in San Francisco. The festival is currently accepting submissions until December 31.
Contact: QWOCMAP, 59 Cook Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-3310; 415-752-0868; email@example.com; http://www.qwocmap.org/.
IRAQ/REFUGEES - Ten years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq, thousands of displaced Iraqi refugees are still facing a crisis in the United States. The Lost Dream follows Nazar and Salam who had to flee Iraq in order to avoid threats by Al- Qaeda-affiliated groups and Iraqi insurgents that consider them “traitors” for supporting U.S. forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Contact: Typecast Films, 888- 591-3456; info@type castfilms. com; http://type castfilms.com/.
HUMAN RIGHTS - Lyrical Revolt! III will be held December 4 in Syracuse, NY. The event will feature hip-hop musician Anhel whose album Young, Gifted, and Brown was just released. The event is sponsored by ANSWER Syracuse, Liberation News, and SyracuseHip Hop.com. Performers and artists are encouraged to send submissions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.answercoalition.org/syracuse/.
FOLK - Musician Painless Parker has released his album Music for miscreants, malcontents and misanthropes featuring “Fuck Yeah, the Working Class.”
Contact: email@example.com; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.